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Article Highlights ADLs are used as a measurement of a person’s functional status First proposed in 1950 by Sidney Katz, who developed the first evaluation tool called the Katz ADL scale Other assessment methods include the Barthel ADL Index, as well as the Roper–Logan–Tierney model of nursing ADLs consist of Basic ADLs and Instrumental ADLs […]
Caregiving is a tough job, but most caregivers selflessly dedicate their lives to providing care and nurturing their loved one’s needs without complaint. Many become stressed and overwhelmed, yet rather than reach out for help, they internalize it all until it eventually takes a toll on their own health and well-being. As we look to […]
You hear a lot about how to prevent elders from falling, but what about the rest of their safety needs? Especially when they have memory loss. Much has been written about memory care for elders provided in continuing care facilities, but very little has been written about how to provide successful memory care in the […]
Geriatric care managers like myself are often involved in care planning, which is crucial to an elder’s health, safety and happiness. Not only of their person but of their property. There is short and long term care planning. After I assess an elder, I design a Care Plan that includes both types of planning. Even […]
As a geriatric care manager, I am often called in when families are in a state of crisis. From my experience, there is often a common pattern that leads to such moments, so I wanted to share my observations over the years to help families avoid as many of the caregiver pitfalls as possible. For […]
For so long, we elder care professionals talked about quality of care but not quality of life for seniors. We now know that quality of care is part of quality of life that includes every aspect of an elder’s life. And that having a good quality of life improves health and quality of care. Aging […]